Thursday, May 10, 2007

My List of Books...

My sister asked me to list out my favorite books - at least 10.
I wondered whether I actually had 10 books that I really liked and started to make the list.It turned out to be more!!
I don't read the "heavy stuff" like philosophy, Salman Rushdie, Arundathi Nag, Jhumpa Lahiri etc etc..
Now, please don't get me wrong, but I really can't read such stuff - they are all brilliant writers and story tellers.
I prefer action, adventure, a touch of romance maybe and a happy ending... :-)
So, when I started out to make my list:

1. Harry Potter series
2. Oliver Twist
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. Heidi
5. One night at a Call Center
6. The Client
7. The Godfather
8. The Alchemist
9. Erich Segal's Books
10. Agatha Christie Series
11. If Tomorrow Comes

Oh and I Love reading Enid Blyton! (Stop that laughing!! I love the way she writes for kids and how her stories are filled kids with a very strong sense of what's right and wrong!)
I have also read thru the series of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Three Investigators as a Pre-Teen and also enjoyed Robert Ludlum, Robin Cook in high school.
I still enjoy Sherlock Holmes!
I really haven't tried too many new authors lately, so if you know of any good books, please do drop in the names!

13 comments:

claytonia vices said...

Enid Blyton vastly expanded my knowledge of foods that I have never eaten or seen but sounded yummy anyway! :-)

Pixie said...

Vicky: LOL!! That's true :)
But, our library in school did have a huge collection of her books right?

Sundancer said...

LOL Clay - me too! I remember this one candy which would become bigger and bigger in the mouth and then it just pops and disappears..i dreamt about that magic candy for many nights!

pixie, I can see we don't share a whole lot of favorites when it comes to books but I'm wth you on the Harry Potter one :)

Pixie said...

Sundancer: That's called as Pop Biscuits and they are made by a pixie called Silky who lives on the Faraway Tree!! (How lame am I?? I remember those books so clearly!!!)
Another secret - I own a copy of the book!!! LOL

Just a grail said...

I LOVE to read, so I am making a huge list to send you!

Pixie said...

Grail: You are a sweetheart! Thank you so much :)

Smi said...

Erich Segal fan eh?Same pinch!:))
I must have read "Love Story" like a gazillion times now!!
I recco "The God of small things" by Arundhati Roy. Amazing read!

Pixie said...

Smi: Same here! Also, thanks for the suggestion, will try to read it this weekend, I think my sister has a copy of "The God of small things"...

rayshma said...

heyy pixie.. coming by for d 1st time... and am blog-rolling u! :)

also, try reading "girl alone" by rupa gulab. i think u'll like it. also, one of my all-time faves beyond indigo by preethi nair. kind of chick-lit, but nicely written :)

Pixie said...

rayshma: Thank you for stopping by and for the blog-roll! :)
(I still need to figure out how to do that - I am kind of dumb in such matters!)

rayshma said...

heyy... chill. i've only recently figured out! :))
if u wanna add links on ur blog... go to mine... click on the "bloglinx" there... shud be an easy guide! :)

also, recco'ed read:
a. vernon GOD little
b. curious incident of the dog in the nighttime.
very different writing styles. and amazing books!

Anonymous said...

check out rex stout.

- s.b.

Poppins said...

Hey, you're my new best friend, because I like all those books too ! I have re-re-re-re-read Harry Potter a zillion times. Care to swap a few theories on whether Snape is really a traitor and if Dumbledore is really dead? :-)